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Outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Hoosingo, Lower Jubba region

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Situation
- After reports of 28 cases of AWD and 2 related deaths from Hoosingo, Badaade district, on the 5th of September 2012, WHO and partners established a Cholera Treatment Center (CTC). Since then, the number of cases increased to 240, including 160 children aged 5 years or younger, and 22 related deaths.
- Stool specimen were collected in Hoosingo and surrounding areas. Out of 14 samples, 12 tested positive for Vibrio cholerae, serotype inaba.


EHA response
- UNICEF has provided WHO and partners with 3 Diarrhoeal Disease Kits for the treatment of 1,500 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea.
- WHO continues close monitoring of disease trends and case management.

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s)12 316
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 732
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 55.4

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

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